IS THE FIVE HUNDREDTH BULLETIN UPLOADED TO OUR WEBSITE.
BULLETIN 29 DECEMBER 2013
THE FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY IN YEAR 1
Saturday 28 December
at 10.00 am for Maria Reid and Arturo and Cosimo Farro
Sunday 29 December
Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation
Monday 30 December
|Mass at 10.00 am for Mass for Maria Reid and Joseph McKeever|
Tuesday 31 December
Mass at 10.00 am
Wednesday 1 January
of Mary, the Mother of God
Thursday 2 January
Mass at 10.00 am for John Collins and Jack Collins
Friday 3 January
Mass at 10.00 am for a special intention - A and A M
Saturday 4 January
at 10.00 am for Gerry Brown
Mass intention list is just over two weeks ahead. Please notify anniversaries
as early as you can. Thanks.
Please remember in your prayers:
Patrick Cahill 2010, Mary Dorian Stirling 1999, Alice Sibbald 2010, Terence Witt 2010, Alfonso Agostini 1955, Brian Connick 2010, Father Joseph Glendinning 1993, June Doherty 2010, Isabella Dougherty 2010, Father Andrew Karwemera 2002, Lizzie Macnamara, James Murphy 1997, Hugh Brown 1980, Susan Burns 1986, May Rollie 2007, Frank Clark 2009, Catherine Marroni 2012, Helen McGinn 2012, Sister Imelda CP 2000, Sister Marie Celeste CP 2000, Gerry Brown 2010, Tom McAvennie 2011 and Charles Retzbach 2000 whose anniversaries occur at this time and those who are sick.
If a member of your family or a friend is sick, please let us know and give us the details. Deacon Bill Corbett (01292 521208, 07904 248948, Rev.BillCorbett@btinternet.com) is the chaplain to Crosshouse Hospital and Canon Keegans (01292 263488) is the chaplain to Ayr Hospital. The priest on call can be contacted through the ward.
If deceased members of your family are not on our anniversary list, please tell , the parish office or contact
SUNDAY MASS TIMES
Sunday Mass times in Saint Peter's are 5.30 pm Vigil and 10.30 am. Sunday Mass times in other local parishes can be seen here.
SACRAMENT OF FORGIVENESS
The Sacrament of Forgiveness is available at any suitable time as well as from 4.30 pm before the Vigil Mass on Saturday evenings.
Bankers Orders the Parish and Parish Centre amount to £3800 per month. Every month, we pay off our Parish Centre debt by £3000 and pay a levy of £1450 to the Diocese. We are grateful for your generous support in collections. If you can manage a little more from time to time, it would be a great help. Have you thought of using a Bankers Order? It assists us with the safe handling of cash. Banker's Orders for the Parish and Centre amount to an average of £3800 per month. Forms are available. Would you consider remembering Saint Peter's in your will?
Last weekend's Offertory collection amounted to £758.59 - many thanks.
PARISH CENTRE COLLECTION
Last weekend's collection for the Parish Centre amounted to £321.21 - many thanks.
Donations to the Building Fund amounted to £20 - many thanks.
The Inland Revenue now requires us to use a new style of Gift Aid form. These are available at the back of the Church. If you pay tax, please complete the new form and return it to the box provided. This allows us to provide the additional information required on the Gift Aid claim. Gift Aid is a vital source of income. All that is needed is that you pay tax. You simply declare that you give funds to the Church. We do the rest. Why not sign a form today? We get back an extra 25p for every £1 you give the Church in your weekly collection or by way of a donation. There is no need to cancel or renew it. We simply claim in the income we receive.
Next weekend's readers are Marade Griffin at 5.30 pm and Angela Body at 10.30 am.
Next weekend's altar servers are CC at 5.30 pm and Group 2 at 10.30 am.
There are no Sunday teas this weekend.
FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY OF OUR LORD
Next Sunday is the Feast of he Epiphany of our Lord. There is a letter from Bishop Moran about Justice and Peace in the World. A free copy of the Scottish Bishops’ Justice and Peace Newsletter is available by calling 0141 333 0238 or emailing office@JusticeAndPeaceScotland.org.
The Children's Liturgy is celebrated during the Sunday 10.00 am Mass. We have groups for three to five years, primary 1 and 2 and primary 3. All children are welcome. The Children's Liturgy restarts on Sunday 12 January.
The 2014 Burns Supper will take place in the Parish Centre on Saturday 1 February at 7.00 pm. Patrons are asked to be seated by 6.50 pm. The Immortal Memory will be delivered by Michael Diamond (shown right), past President of Irvine Burns Club. John Hunter, North Ayrshire Councillor for Ardrossan and Arran will propose the Toast to the Lassies and Katy Clark, Member of Parliament for North Ayrshire and Arran will reply. Other participants include Bill Andrew, Rachel Brown, Michael McCulloch, George McGrattan and Ciaran Sinclair. Tickets cost £12.50 and they should be booked in advance though the Parish Office on 01294 464063. Patrons can request group seating arrangements to be with friends. The meal will be prepared and served by Michael and Fiona Brown, family and friends. Vegetarian meals are available with notice as an alternative to the traditional Burns Supper main course.
Like the other Dioceses in Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales, we must continue to face up to the declining number of people attending Mass and to the increasing costs of maintaining, heating and caring for our buildings as well as the decreasing number of priests. Bishop John has issued a Consultation Paper for us to consider over the Christmas period. In January we will have a Three Towns meeting to consider a way forward. The Consultation Paper is available now.
ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND VISITS TO SAINT PETER’S WEBSITE
On 25 November 2013, the one hundred thousandth visit was made to Saint Peter’s website which was launched on 13 July 2005. The site has over 1750 web pages, 1100 pictures, 490 bulletins between 1960 and 2013, 14000 links, some audio and video clips and been viewed in 81 countries worldwide. Over 1200 of our deceased relatives and friends are remembered in our Anniversary List and some are featured in our Memoriam Cards page. The site contains many articles on past and present spiritual and community life in Saint Peter's with pages dedicated to our recent seventy-fifth anniversary. Canon Matt and the website author are very grateful to those who have accessed the site, lent photographs, passed on stories, identified errors, made suggestions and expressed compliments. The aims of the site are to make parishioners and others aware of current events and record our history. If you can help with this project, please speak to Canon Matt or contact WebsiteAuthor@SaintPeterinChains.net.
PROTECTION OF VULNERABLE GROUPS (PVG)
Could all volunteers let the Parish Office know when you receive your Protection of Vulnerable Groups paperwork in the post? Thanks.
SAINT MATTHEW’S ACADEMY WEBSITE
Saint Matthew's Academy, Saltcoats has a new website under construction at www.SaintMatthewsAcademy.com You might find it interesting.
Are you visiting us for Mass? Please know that you are very welcome. During the 10.30 am Mass outwith holidays, there is a Children’s Liturgy provided for preschool children, children in Primaries 1 to 3 and a Sacramental Programme for children in Primary 4. After the 10.30 am Mass, tea, coffee cakes and buns are available in the Parish Centre. At both of our weekend Masses, we have a second collection for our Parish Centre debt.
LOURDES JUMBULANCE PILGRIMAGE 2014
Our local Galloway group will be travelling to Lourdes on pilgrimage from Thursday 24 April to Saturday 3 May. There are places available for sick pilgrims - 'VIPs', helpers, relatives and nurses, all to travel in the specially adapted coach suitable even for those unable to fly. For more information or to make a booking please contact the Group Leader Alison Neil on 07749 555 955 or by e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our advertisers would welcome your support. We are grateful for their continuing sponsorship. We are grateful for the support of Mr and Mrs Sohal, Nisa Stores, Glasgow Street for the weekly donation of tea, coffee and milk for the Sunday teas.
PROTECTION OF CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE ADULTS - MISSION STATEMENT
The Catholic Church in Scotland is concerned with the lives, safety, wholeness and well-being of each individual person within God's purpose for everyone. It seeks to safeguard the welfare of people of all ages who are involved in whatever capacity with the Church and its organisations. As a Church community, we accept that it is the responsibility of all of us, ordained, professed, paid and voluntary members, to work together to prevent the physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect of children, young people and vulnerable adults.